The NYU GSTEM program is an internship program which takes place from Monday, July 3 – Friday, August 11. Students are required to participate actively in the program for all six weeks. Student interns will spend four days each week at an internship related to their assigned subject of study. The internship will be supplemented by classroom lectures and tutoring sessions at NYU, as well as program activities and field trips around New York City.
Attendance and participation in the program is required as a part of your final evaluation. All students must be able to participate in all six weeks of the program. Absences will be noted and may negatively impact your final grade.
Monday, July 3 – Friday, July 7: Orientation
Lectures, workshops, and information sessions on campus to help you prepare for the program. All of the first week’s activities will take place at NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer Street, Rooms TBA.
Monday, July 10 -Tuesday, August 8: Internship Weeks
Students report to internship research labs four days per week (Monday – Thursday) and to NYU campus each Friday.
Wednesday August 9 – Friday, August 11: Final Symposium
Students report to NYU campus for 1-on-1 tutoring and feedback on their written manuscripts and oral presentations. Program completes with final lectures, papers, and student project presentations.
Each student will be placed in a research laboratory to complete a project in an assigned subject of study under the supervision of a mentor, often under the guidance of a graduate student or research assistant. Students and mentors are matched using our customized bipartite matching algorithm, a program which matches students and mentors optimally by matching student preferences, skills, and experience, with the skills and experience required for successful work in each lab.
In previous years, we have been able to match EVERY student with one of their top 6 project choices. While we cannot guarantee a specific project to a student, we can guarantee students will receive an optimal assignment. Students should be sure to submit their project preference questionnaire on or before the deadline of June 13, since matches will be calculated and assigned this week.
Students will report to their internship on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week. While each research site will be different, every internship will be exciting and productive. Students are responsible for commuting to and from their internship on their own. Program tutors will be in contact with students each week to support their internship experience and research progress.
During orientation week, students will report to NYU campus from 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. They will meet with working scientists and mathematicians about their work and professional lives, receive supplemental tutoring in coding, technical lab skills, and/or statistics, and begin outlining their research manuscripts.
For the remaining five weeks of the program, students will attend campus only on Fridays. They will be assigned to a study group led by one of the tutors who will guide them through their lectures, internship and research experience, and help them with their final paper and presentation. Tutors will also help students learn about NYU resources available to them to assist in their work.
The GSTEM program is writing-intensive, and students will receive formal training on the scientific writing and peer review processes. Each week, students will write and edit a different section of their research manuscript using proven peer-review techniques. Students submit this final manuscript during the last week of the program. Each intern produces and presents a 10 – minute presentation to her peers, mentors, and family about her work.
In addition to classroom and internship experiences, students will explore STEM fields through program activities in the city. These activities provide opportunities to see how STEM fields articulate with other aspects of our culture, and give students the chance to get to form bonds while exploring the city.
The program ends with a full-day symposium at the NYU Kimmel Center. Students present their research results in plenary and subject-specific sessions. Mentors, tutors, NYU faculty and administrators, and family members will be invited to attend, with a catered breakfast and lunch provided. The symposium will closes with a keynote address from a STEM researcher and celebration of the work of the NYU GSTEM students!